I have tried, during the holiday sales, to purchase a notebook on the cheap. I was willing to pay up to $350. I decided to try for a Chromebook or Windows notebook.

I have tried two Chromebooks and one Windows notebook with no success.

  • Samsung Chromebook Plus - this notebook seemed nice at first, but was slow and features came up short. Using Android apps work very slow, and are not meant for a notebook.
  • Asus X541NA - this was a horrible experience. I felt I was back using a Windows ‘98 computer. This notebook was definitely not made to run Windows 10 operating system.
  • Samsung Chromebook 3 - Now I know why Best Buy sold this notebook for $119 on Black Friday to clear their inventory. Because this notebook fell very short on my list.

I have come to realize you cannot get a laptop on the cheap and be satisfied. After doing more research I have realized that pricing is as follows:

  • $100 to $500 - don’t waste your time
  • $500 to $1,000 - borderline usuable
  • $1,000 or More - Now we are talking

Now I know why Windows, Google and Apple notebooks all cost over $1,000. They know what works.


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